Dave Chappelle

To Break Into the Grammys, Netflix Went Old-School Vinyl

After making inroads at the Emmys and Oscars, Netflix broke into the Grammy Awards this year. Of the five nominees for best comedy album, four—Dave Chappelle, Jim Gaffigan, Jerry Seinfeld, and Sarah Silverman—were nominated for Netflix shows. To make sure they could qualify for the Grammy, Netflix …

Business

Netflix has 31 new original shows and movies premiering in January – here’s the full list

Is there any question whatsoever that Netflix completely ruled 2017? Other streaming content companies definitely stepped up their game, including …

Netflix

Not for kids

Sometimes, when Suman Kumar tells people he is a stand-up comedian, they nod knowingly before they ask, “So you do mimicry?” “India has a glorious …

George Carlin

Danzig is Enforcing an Insane "No Cell Phones" Policy at Upcoming Misfits Reunion Show

Glenn Danzig’s aversion to photography is nothing new; the notoriously prickly mover of motherfuckin’ bricks and lover of French onion soup has …

Russell Simmons revolutionized the culture, but now it doesn’t matter

Recent sexual assault charges reveal the damage that can be done to women under the cover of fame<p>To date, a dozen women have accused Russell Simmons …

Feminism

The Best Way To Celebrate New Year’s Eve, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Psst, I have good news. Mercury Retrograde will end just in time for New Year's Eve, which means you won't have to carry any bad mojo into 2018. If …

Astrology

D.C.'s Battle for Statehood Is Moving Away From the District

It would be easy to blame Trump, who won a whopping 4 percent of D.C.’s vote in 2016, for the District’s grimmer-than-usual prospects for …

Government

Whoo! Arsenio Hall says 'Coming to America 2' with Eddie Murphy is going to happen

CLOSE<p>Comedians and actors including Adam Sandler, Arsenio Hall, Terry Crews and Rob Schneider remember comedian Don Rickles at the premiere for their …

Arsenio Hall

7 New Year’s Eve 2017 Party Ideas That Are Proof Staying Home Can Be The Most Fun

New Year's Eve is one holiday where expectations and reality never match up, and going out can be both expensive and disappointing. The best way to …

Holidays

The 10 Best Stand-up Comedy Specials of 2017

Stand-up comedy is subjective. <i>Duh,</i> you say, <i>all art is subjective</i>. Well, stand-up comedy is <i>very</i> subjective. The audience laughs or it doesn’t, and …

Comedy

The Morning After: Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>This Tuesday, one Engadget editor attempted to become an Instagram star. (Spoiler: without money, it's harder than you'd think.) We have the best gift ideas for the console gamer in your life. We also take issue with the FCC -- and we're not alone.<p>Have …

Ajit Pai

Grateful Dead Founders Plot Duo Tour

John Mayer Hospitalized, Dead & Company Postpone New Orleans Show<p>Dec 5, 2017 - 5:19 pm<p>New Photo Book Chronicles Grateful Dead's 30-Year Tour Run<p>Dec …

Music

For The First Time, the GRAMMY Has No White Men For ‘Album Of The Year’ Category

Image via Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com<br>The 2018 nominees for the upcoming GRAMMY Awards represent a major step in a refreshing direction.<br>For the …

Kendrick Lamar

I Think About This a Lot: Cher Yelling at Nicolas Cage in Moonstruck

<i>I Think About This a Lot</i> <i>is a series dedicated to private memes: images, videos, and other random trivia we are doomed to play forever on loop in our</i> …

Fashion

WWE Raw Results: News And Notes After Braun Strowman And Kane Battle To A Double Count-Out

Braun Strowman and Kane battled to a double countout during the Raw main event as Brock Lesnar’s Royal Rumble opponent remains uncertain. There is currently no No. 1 Contender for the WWE Universal Championship in a matchup that is quickly becoming a far cry from the rumored Finn Balor vs. Brock …

WWE

Chance the Rapper Surprises Hundreds of Chicago Teens With Unreleased Jordan 11 Sneakers

Chance the Rapper had a Santa Claus moment on Monday night at his monthly OpenMike event in Chicago.<p>The musician surprised the roughly 300 high …

Sneakers

The black-white drag divide: ‘White Famous,’ Chris Rock and Tyler Perry on saying yes to the dress

Tom Hanks, Robin Williams, Adam Sandler, David Duchovny, John Travolta and Dustin Hoffman took different paths to stardom. But the actors’ journeys all have one article of clothing in common.<p>Each of them, at some point, said yes to the dress.<p>Hanks and the others have all appeared in sketches or …

Entertainment

Our Ten Most-Read Arts Stories in 2017

<b>2. "Our Souls at Night, Premiering Tonight, Filmed at Colorado College Prof's Home"</b><p>Colorado College professor David Hendrickson found an unusual note …

Denver

The Dime Podcast Ep. 11: Zach Harper Talks Timberwolves And Learning To Do Comedy On Stage

Hello, friends. It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another episode of the Dime Podcast. This week, Martin Rickman (who did successfully make it to L.A.) and I were joined by Zach Harper (@talkhoops) from FanRag Sports and Leverage The Chat.<p>We talked with Zach about all manner of topics, some …

Sports

Call “The People”: Draya Is Getting Dragged For Doing The Neglectric Slide When Her Son Needs Homework Help

1 of 24<p>❯<p>❮<p>Draya Dragged For Bad Parenting<p>Draya, Draya, Draya. What are we going to do with you? Really. What are we going to do?<p>After having a pretty …

African-American Culture

The full list of 34 new Netflix original shows and movies debuting in December

This is a difficult statement to make since it’s so subjective, but we’re going to go ahead and make it anyway: 2017 has been the best year so far …

Netflix

Watching the Skirball Fire Burn Through Los Angeles

Three dear friends had Thanksgiving babies, and I was thinking of them all last night. One was born a month early, five pounds and elfin, in San Francisco; she went home with her parents and two older siblings, to Ojai, a week or so ago. The second, a long-awaited second child, lives just north of …

Los Angeles

Blake Griffin and Kendall Jenner attend comedy show

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 29: NBA player Blake Griffin arrives at the premiere of OBB Pictures and go90's 'The 5th Quarter' at United Talent …

NBA

No, John Conyers’ ‘Retirement’ Does Not Absolve Democrats

Over the past several weeks, as titans of industry, entertainment, and journalism have been fired left and right for sexual misconduct, politicians’ …

Conservative View

The Best Holiday Specials on TV This Year

Airing holiday specials is one of television's oldest traditions, but is it still one we care about today? In an age of streaming, it feels like we have less and less reasons to gather around the hearth, or the laptop, to all tune into the same thing at the same time. And yet, with a bevy of new …

Culture

The Ideology of Cheap Stuff

<i>Booked</i> <i>is</i> Dissent<i>’s monthly series of Q&As with authors. For this edition, editorial board member Sarah Jaffe spoke with Jason W. Moore and Raj Patel</i> …

Coast Salish

25 Days Of Holiday Gifts: The Kooky Socks

It’s fun to open something you can play with or cuddle up in on Christmas Day. Happy Socks, a line from Sweden, put a smile on your face and are …

Indianapolis

Chance the Rapper Gave Jordan 11s to Kids at Chicago Open Mic Event, Videos Show

It seems the kids who showed up to an open mic event in Chicago Monday got a little present alongside the entertainment: a fresh pair of Jordan 11s, …

John Mayer Hospitalized for Emergency Appendectomy

Singer-songwriter and current Dead & Company frontman John Mayer was hospitalized this morning in New Orleans for an emergency appendectomy, the band …

John Mayer

2018 Grammy predictions: Will Sarah Silverman be just the 6th woman to win Best Comedy Album?

It’s no secret that stand-up comedy can be a boy’s club, which explains why the Grammy for Best Comedy Album has almost always been awarded to men. …

Music